Real Madrid ‘win the £50m race to sign football’s next big thing as they beat Barcelona, PSG and Chelsea to Brazilian wonderkid Endrick’… but the 16-year-old Palmeiras starlet won’t move to the Bernabeu until July 2024!
- Endrick is hailed as a generational talent in Brazil where he plays for Palmeiras
- The 16-year-old starlet will be unable to move to Real Madrid until July 2024
- Real Madrid must wait until the young star turns 18 before he can move to Spain
- Reports claim that the huge deal could reach £62million with taxes included
Real Madrid have beaten Barcelona, PSG and Chelsea to ‘sign Brazilian wonderkid Endrick in a £51m deal’ but the 16-year-old Palmeiras starlet will not move to the Bernabeu until July 2024.
The teenage sensation who is hailed as a generational talent in his home country has been linked to a host of Europe’s biggest clubs, but Los Blancos are the ones who are understood to have got it over the line.
The deal will reach upwards of £62million with more than £10million in taxes set to be added, according to Italian football journalist Fabrizio Romano.
Real Madrid have beaten Barcelona, PSG and Chelsea to ‘sign Brazilian Endrick in a £51m deal’
The 16-year-old Palmeiras starlet will not move to the Bernabeu until July 2024 when he turns 18
Endrick cannot complete his move until he turns 18 in 2024. The deal should be officially signed in the coming days as it’s understood that there’s a ‘full verbal agreement between all parties, clubs and player’.
It comes after Madrid reportedly met conditions to not pursue fellow superstar Erling Haaland in order to get hold of Endrick.
It’s said that one of the priorities for the Brazilian’s party is to a have a ‘clear path for the future’ – with Haaland seen as someone who could potentially get in his way if both strikers played at the Santiago Bernabeu in the future.
Barcelona were also in the race for Endrick but have been beaten to it by their Spanish rivals. Pictured: Barcelona president Joan Laporta
PSG reportedly had a £40million bid for Endrick rejected last month. Pictured: PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi
Chelsea were also keen to sign Endrick including when fellow Brazilian Thiago Silva led him and his family around the training facilities. Pictured: Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly
It was also understood the club would invite the parents of Endrick so that they could discover what it will be like for the teenager to move to one of the biggest clubs in world football. They also travelled to Brazil to see Endrick’s first games as a professional in person.
The 16-year-old made his professional debut for Palmeiras side in October, and has since attracted interest from across the footballing world, with PSG reportedly having a £40million bid for the forward rejected last month.
Meanwhile, Chelsea were also keen to sign Endrick including when fellow Brazilian Thiago Silva led him and his family around the training facilities in an attempt to convince the teenager to move to the Premier League side in January.
The left-footed forward is Palmeiras’ youngest ever player, having made his debut at the age of 16 years and 16 days
And last month, Barcelona boss Xavi Hernandez confirmed that the club were also in talks to sign the Palmeiras starlet.
Endrick first announced himself to scouts across the world after notching a stunning return of 165 goals in 169 games for Palmeiras’ youth side, and he has already netted five times in four appearances while representing his country’s U-16 team.
The left-footed forward is Palmeiras’ youngest ever player, having made his debut at the age of 16 years and 16 days, and has already scored three goals for the club in Brazil’s top tier.
Madrid similarly signed a then 16-year-old Vinicius Jr from Flamengo in a deal worth €39m in 2017, making him the second most expensive signing from the Brazilian league in history. And in 2018, Los Blancos went on to sign 17-year-old Rodrygo from Santos.